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If I had the power to turn back the clock,
Go back to that house at the end of the block-
The house that was HOME when I was a kid,
I know that I’d love it more now than I did.

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If I could be back there at my mother’s knee,
And hear once again all the things she told me,
I’d listen as I never listened before,
For she knew so well just what life had in store.

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And all the advice my dad used to give,
His voice I’ll remember as long as I live;
But it didn’t seem really important then;
What I’d give just to live it all over again.

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And what I’d give for the chance I once had,
To do so much more for my mother and dad;
To give them more joy and a little less pain;
A little more sunshine—a little less rain.

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But the years roll on and we cannot go back,
Whether we were born in a mansion or in a shack;
But we can start right now—in the hour that’s here,
To do something more for the ones we hold dear.

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And since time in its flight is traveling so fast;
Let’s not spend it regretting that which is past;
But let’s make tomorrow a happier day
By doing our “good to others”—

today

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 40+ years and a young yellow lab whom we affectionately named Bella.
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  1. Sue Ledoux says:

    I love this and it speaks to my heart. Lately I’ve been saying if only I could go back in time to see Mom and Dad and tell them how much I love them. If only I knew then what I know now about life. I guess wisdom and knowledge only comes with age. I know we can’t live our lives on IF ONLY. But if only!!!!!! I know I will see them again. So I try to live and love the ones that God has put around me now. Thank you my love for sharing this for you truely are a man who listens to God and speaks when he tells you.

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